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The 2022 AMJ Campbell BC Mixed Curling Championship at the Kimberley Curling Club. (Paul Rodgers photo)

Penticton selected as host for 2023 B.C. Mixed Curling Championships

The tournament will be played from Feb. 28 to March 5, 2023

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BCHL adopts franchise scorecard at AGM

The scorecard will measure the strengths and weaknesses of each team, so improvements can be made

Penticton’s Lake City Basketball U16 team. Back row from left to right- Hayden Scanlon, Chasen Hall, Brix Corday, Carter O’Neil, Caleb Dykstra, Troy Isaacs. Front row from left to right- Chris Terris (coach), Peter Kunka, Dezi Ducheck, Jack Campbell, Jaiveer Dhillon, Saxon Connor-Garrity, Tyler Peters (coach). Missing Eli Dewar. (Photo- Lake City Basketball)

Penticton youth basketball teams shine on provincial stage in Kelowna

Local U13, U16, U17 teams will be in Langley this month for a provincial tournament

Penticton’s Lake City Basketball U16 team. Back row from left to right- Hayden Scanlon, Chasen Hall, Brix Corday, Carter O’Neil, Caleb Dykstra, Troy Isaacs. Front row from left to right- Chris Terris (coach), Peter Kunka, Dezi Ducheck, Jack Campbell, Jaiveer Dhillon, Saxon Connor-Garrity, Tyler Peters (coach). Missing Eli Dewar. (Photo- Lake City Basketball)
Expedition Canada 2022 is coming the Okanagan on June 5. (Photo- Expedition Canada)

VIDEO: World’s biggest adventure race starts in Kelowna and ends in Penticton

The non-stop 500 km course will see world competitors traverse Okanagan terrain and water

Expedition Canada 2022 is coming the Okanagan on June 5. (Photo- Expedition Canada)
Penticton resident Diane Nielsen (third to right) was inducted into the Skate Canada British Columbia/Yukon Hall of Fame on April 30. (Photo- Skate Canada, BC/YK Section)

Penticton resident left speechless after Skate Canada B.C. Hall of Fame induction

Diane Nielsen was inducted into the builder category after 50 years of serving the community

Penticton resident Diane Nielsen (third to right) was inducted into the Skate Canada British Columbia/Yukon Hall of Fame on April 30. (Photo- Skate Canada, BC/YK Section)
Vernon Tigers forward Tyler Plante (5) beats Princeton Raiders goalie Trenton Manossa-Gabriel during Vernon’s 10-7 Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League victory Sunday, May 8, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Vernon Tigers sneak past expansion Princeton Rangers

Cats capture Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse loop home opener with 10-7 victory at Kal Tire Place

Vernon Tigers forward Tyler Plante (5) beats Princeton Raiders goalie Trenton Manossa-Gabriel during Vernon’s 10-7 Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League victory Sunday, May 8, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
The Penticton swept the West Kelowna Warriors in the Interior Conference Finals, booking their ticket to the Fred Page Cup Finals in the process. (Photo: Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees Fred Page Cup Finals schedule released, tickets on sale May 6

The Vees will battle the Nanaimo Clippers in Game No. 1 of the fourth-round hockey series on May 13

The Penticton swept the West Kelowna Warriors in the Interior Conference Finals, booking their ticket to the Fred Page Cup Finals in the process. (Photo: Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
Armstrong’s DJ Crowe (left) celebrates his first-ever hole-in-one on the 7th hole at the Overlander Golf and Events Centre Saturday, April 16. His dad, Jesse – Overlander’s director of golf – filmed the historic ace. (Instagram photos)

VIDEO: Armstrong golf pro records son’s first-ever ace

DJ Crowe puts it in the hole at Overlander’s Par-3 7th hole from 125 yards out with dad Jesse filming the tee shot

Armstrong’s DJ Crowe (left) celebrates his first-ever hole-in-one on the 7th hole at the Overlander Golf and Events Centre Saturday, April 16. His dad, Jesse – Overlander’s director of golf – filmed the historic ace. (Instagram photos)
Apex Mountain ends the season with the popular Dummies Downhill event April 2. (Apex Mountain)

VIDEOS: Dummies Downhill and Slush Cup end ski season at South Okanagan slopes

Apex hosts Dummies Downhill April 2 and Baldy Mountain hosts Slush Cup April 3

Apex Mountain ends the season with the popular Dummies Downhill event April 2. (Apex Mountain)
Some Williams Lake U11 hockey players enjoyed a game wearing NHL jerseys at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Back row from left, Callum Peterson - Dallas, Kalen Surette - Vegas, Mike Palmantier - Seattle, Kloey Spence - Vancouver, Tryan Rivet - Pittsburgh, Gavin Francis - Carolina, Cole Olsen - Nashville, Henry Larsson-Allan - Philadelphia, third= row from left, Deklan Fraser - Calgary, Landon Galisky - Buffalo, Matthew Boyd-Gilbert - Detroit, Easton Neuner - St. Louis, Jackson Sache - Anaheim, Flynn Kinley - Edmonton, Lane Judd - Winnipeg, second row from left, Carter McLennan - Arizona, Luc Harrison - Columbus, Sophie Johnson - New Jersey, Jayda Frizzi - New York Islanders, Parker Cook - Colorado, front row from left Zion Campbell - Toronto and Wade Hansen - Montreal. (Clay Palmantier photo)

22 NHL jerseys = fun game on ice

Williams Lake hockey dad Clay Palmantier organized the event

Some Williams Lake U11 hockey players enjoyed a game wearing NHL jerseys at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Back row from left, Callum Peterson - Dallas, Kalen Surette - Vegas, Mike Palmantier - Seattle, Kloey Spence - Vancouver, Tryan Rivet - Pittsburgh, Gavin Francis - Carolina, Cole Olsen - Nashville, Henry Larsson-Allan - Philadelphia, third= row from left, Deklan Fraser - Calgary, Landon Galisky - Buffalo, Matthew Boyd-Gilbert - Detroit, Easton Neuner - St. Louis, Jackson Sache - Anaheim, Flynn Kinley - Edmonton, Lane Judd - Winnipeg, second row from left, Carter McLennan - Arizona, Luc Harrison - Columbus, Sophie Johnson - New Jersey, Jayda Frizzi - New York Islanders, Parker Cook - Colorado, front row from left Zion Campbell - Toronto and Wade Hansen - Montreal. (Clay Palmantier photo)
Adam Kingsmill, far right, celebrates the opening of the 2022 Paralympic Games with Canadian teammates in Beijing, China. (Facebook photo)

Northwest B.C. Paralympic hockey player takes to the ice in Beijing tonight

The opening hockey game of the 2022 Paralympics features rematch of 2018 gold medal final with USA

Adam Kingsmill, far right, celebrates the opening of the 2022 Paralympic Games with Canadian teammates in Beijing, China. (Facebook photo)
KIJHL playoffs start Feb. 22. The North Okanagan Knights will not be taking part. (File Photo)

Princeton eliminates North Okanagan Knights from KIJHL playoff race

Posse’s 4-2 win Saturday in Armstrong was Knights’ 14th straight defeat

KIJHL playoffs start Feb. 22. The North Okanagan Knights will not be taking part. (File Photo)
One of Canada’s most successful athletes ever, Brian McKeever (right), is set to compete in his sixth Paralympic Winter Games. The nation’s Para-Nordic team is preparing for Beijing 2022 at Nickel Plate Nordic Centre near Penticton. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

‘Immensely proud’: Canada’s Para Nordic team training for Beijing 2022 near Penticton

Nickel Plate Nordic Centre has the same altitude (1,800 metres) as the Paralympic hills in China

One of Canada’s most successful athletes ever, Brian McKeever (right), is set to compete in his sixth Paralympic Winter Games. The nation’s Para-Nordic team is preparing for Beijing 2022 at Nickel Plate Nordic Centre near Penticton. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
BC School Sports has been in talks with the Ministry of Education to reverse a decision that prevents school sports tournaments from happening, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

BC School Sports ‘hopeful’ Ministry of Education will reverse tournaments restriction

Recent decision allows club sport but prevents school tournaments from taking place

BC School Sports has been in talks with the Ministry of Education to reverse a decision that prevents school sports tournaments from happening, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Kelowna Chiefs forward Owen Spannier (centre) tries to corral an airborne puck as he splits the North Okanagan Knights’ defensive pairing of Tyson McCaig (left) and Landen Janz during the Chiefs’ 3-1 KIJHL win Wednesday, Feb. 2, in Rutland. (Tami Quan Photography)

Kelowna and Princeton down slumping North Okanagan Knights

Chiefs hand North Okanagan ninth straight KIJHL loss with 3-1 decision Wednesday in Rutland

Kelowna Chiefs forward Owen Spannier (centre) tries to corral an airborne puck as he splits the North Okanagan Knights’ defensive pairing of Tyson McCaig (left) and Landen Janz during the Chiefs’ 3-1 KIJHL win Wednesday, Feb. 2, in Rutland. (Tami Quan Photography)
Busy weekend in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League

Sicamous Eagles add to 100 Mile House’s woe

Eagles hand Wranglers 13th straight loss with 6-3 win Saturday; weekend recap included

Busy weekend in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League
Vernon Vipers grad Adam Tambellini is among 25 players named to Canada’s Olympic men’s hockey roster for Beijing. (Black Press - file photo)

BC Hockey League alumni part of Canada’s Olympic men’s hockey roster

Trio of former league players to wear maple leaf at Beijing Winter Games

Vernon Vipers grad Adam Tambellini is among 25 players named to Canada’s Olympic men’s hockey roster for Beijing. (Black Press - file photo)
Spencer Horning of the Kelowna Chiefs pokes for the puck against North Okanagan Knights goalie Gabriel Murrells-Allaway and defender Tyson Tupper during the Chiefs’ 4-3 KIJHL win Friday, Jan. 21, in Rutland. (Tami Quan Photography)

Kelowna Chiefs sweep KIJHL twinbill from North Okanagan Knights

Chiefs score 4-3 win at home Friday, 7-3 road win in Armstrong Saturday

Spencer Horning of the Kelowna Chiefs pokes for the puck against North Okanagan Knights goalie Gabriel Murrells-Allaway and defender Tyson Tupper during the Chiefs’ 4-3 KIJHL win Friday, Jan. 21, in Rutland. (Tami Quan Photography)
The UBC Okanagan men’s volleyball team welcomes five new recruits for 2022-23 season (Photo - UBCO Athletics)

UBCO men’s volleyball welcomes 5 new recruits

The five new members of the Heat are all looking to make an immediate impact next season

The UBC Okanagan men’s volleyball team welcomes five new recruits for 2022-23 season (Photo - UBCO Athletics)